Country Star Celebrates Major Career Milestones In Clear Lake

Rising star Corey Kent is the reason I don't try to miss the opening act of any concert. This  country singer-songwriter checked a few music career goals off of his bucket list in Iowa.

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Who Is Corey Kent?

If you aren't familiar with this independent singer-songwriter yet, don't worry you will be. An Oklahoma native, Corey Kent actually was first introduced to the world through another country star.

At just 20-years old, Kent (who went by Corey Kent White at the time) competed on the 8th season of the hit NBC show 'The Voice'.

His fellow Okie, Blake Shelton, was actually his coach on the show. The young musician went far in the competition, even making it to the Live Top 8 show!

Years later, this musician's star is finally rising. The country-rocker released two albums independently in two years. He released his most recent record '21 on December 28th, 2021.

Three months later Kent dropped a single that would quickly become a breakthrough hit. 'Wild As Her' is a country-rock song that has quickly blown up on the internet and the country streaming charts.

This track came out in early March and has already been used in nearly 3,000 videos on Tik Tok. The popularity of this song on the social media platform has helped this rising star break through the country charts.

Kent Hit A Milestone @ Clear Lake

Corey Kent announced that he'd be joining country superstars Eli Young Band on a few stops on their Love Talking Tour  this spring. One of those dates included a sold-out show at the famous Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on April 8th.

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Kerri Mac

The crowd might have been there to see EYB, but from the moment Kent walked out with his acoustic guitar the crowd loved him. He performed mostly original music and covered The Beatles' 'Come Together'.

During his set, right when he was about to perform the mega-hit 'Wild As Her', Kent shared some exciting news with the audience. That night he was celebrating the song's second week in a row at No. 1 on Apple Music’s country streaming chart.

You can watch him perform the song down below!

Corey Kent had a great evening in Clear Lake that evening. Not only did he celebrate this huge career accomplishment, but he apparently his koozies completely sold out at his Iowa show.

"Some beer drinkers up here," the singer remarked in a Tweet.

The next morning, he achieved a massive goal that is almost unheard of for independent artists like him. He had finally surpassed 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

"I set this goal a year ago. 1M monthly listeners independently. We had less than 100k monthly listeners at the time. Probably closer to 50k. I wanted to 10x in a year. We invested. We played 100+ shows. Released music consistently. & we did it," Corey Kent wrote in a social media post.

Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa

Eli Young Band took the stage at the historic Surf Ballroom, in Clear Lake Iowa

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